Re: lunar eclipse & red rover

From: Laura Bashlor <>
Subject: Re: lunar eclipse & red rover
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 1996 18:46:41 -0400

Lucy and the rest of the list,

We in Gibraltar, MI are lucky enough to have a large and interesting
Metro Park on the shores of Lake Erie and within walking distance of the
school.  The local astronomy society also uses the facilities of the
Metro Park on occasion.  During the Hyakutake Comet pass I met some of
my students in a parking lot on the shore and enjoyed the telescopes
brought by the society.  

Another lucky happenstance is having the daughter of one of those
society members in this class.  With a little luck we will have a clear
night this weekend coming up and combine the viewing of Mars with the
park's HawkFest weekend.  Some of my students are going to help with the
Hawkfest.  I give a daily one or two question checkup on the homework
reading.  Appearance at the sighting or the Hawkfest will equal the
credit for one of these check-ups.  As it looks right now, the students
could use the extra credit!

Hopefully, we can also have the society member give a little talk about
the eclipse and directions for viewing.

Laura Bashlor (MI)

L*y Marske wrote:
> Hi Charles and Dave,
>      I was on line creating a Mars resource list to hand out to teachers
> who are interested when I saw your messages.  Charles, I replied to you,
> but when I saw Dave's message my mind started to churn especially since,
> Dave, you said you too are a 6th grade teacher.  Are you too Charles?
>     Anyway I told Charles I might make the lunar eclipse an extra credit
> assignment for those who are interested, but the idea of gathering and
> sharing some kind of data would be great.  I don't exactly know how to go
> about it, but we could put our heads together and think of something.  I
> mainly only have access to internet here at home, but I might be able to
> get some sort of access at school if I sign up way ahead of time.  In the
> future our grade level is supposed to have access.
>      So another topic is Red Rover Red Rover.  I am in the process of
> applying for grants to get funds for Red Rover.  I would like to find
> other teachers, students who are also going to do it so we could go on
> line to control each others' rovers.  The other teacher advocate from
> Iowa, Joe Dolan, and I do plan to do the project together, but I would
> really like to participate with others from other states too.
>      Where are you two from?  I could look it up, but I'm too lazy.
>       I have given my students an ongoing assignment, taken from one of
> the guides we got at the conference, to be tracking Mars.  I went out one
> Sat. night from 3:00 am till 6:00 am to find it and I think I did.  It
> was awesome.  Some of my students have also been successful  and I hope
> more will be.
>     Anyway I'm open to any kind of sharing of experiences and/or sharing
> of information in any kind of format including simple pen pals.  I also
> teach reading and language arts so we could capitalize on that area too.
> Lucy Marske
> Sioux Center Middle School
> Sioux Center, IA  51250